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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Family Fang - a warm-hearted and moving story about a young woman making a family on her own terms.

About the Author

Kevin Wilson is the author of The Family Fang and the collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his son, Griff, where he teaches fiction at the University of the South and helps run the Sewanee Writers' Conference.


Like an animated Edward Gorey cartoon, with a more realistic contemporary setting and a warmer, lighter touch ... Wilson pulls off his sweet-and-tart tone with a soupcon of unexpected spice. * Washington Post *
The author of The Family Fang invents another unusual family structure for his sweet and thoroughly satisfying second novel... * Publisher's Weekly *
The sheer energy of imagination in Wilson's work makes other writers of realistic fiction look lazy. * Newsday *
A moving and sincere reflection on what it truly means to become a family. * Kirkus *
Stellar . . . Compelling . . . Realer and wiser and sadder and eventually reassuring about human nature than dozens of other novels. * Booklist *
Wilson resisted sensationalism and apocalyptic tropes. Instead, he's written something quite genuine and powerful. Unexpectedly, I was moved. * Longreads *
Persistently compassionate. . . . Wilson's best moments are funny and earnest . . . crisp language and smart plotting make Perfect Little World immensely likable and absolutely enjoyable. * GQ *
Quirky. . .Wilson's Perfect Little World finds its bliss in the vast disconnect between people's best intentions and where they land. * Entertainment Weekly *
A rumination on families-what they can look like, why we need them and how they should be defined. Family is far more than a biological bond . . . Wilson has found a lovely new way of telling readers something they know by heart. * Houston Chronicles *
Wilson's intriguing, dystopian world leaves us with one moral that rings true for all families: whether created or born into - they are never perfect, but they are everything. * The National Post *

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